40 Strange Photos From History

 

 

As we browse through thousands of photos each day, we often come upon unique, strange, or simply extraordinary photos that we’d love to share, but simply don’t fit anywhere else.  As such, we wanted to put together a story that grouped together these mysterious, misfit photos!  We hope you enjoy them…

Washington DC 1923
1923
Washington DC

1)  Testing the Bulletproof Vest, 1923.  This photo shows WH Murphy and his assistant, both of the Protective Garment Corporation of New York.  The company had been working on perfecting a light-weight vest to be used by police forces across the nation.  Here we see the moment the assistant fired two .38 round slugs at Murphy from 10 feet away.  According to the Washington City Police that were hosting the demonstration, Murphy didn't bat an eye!

2)  The Gas-Resistant Carriage.  A woman walks her baby in a gas-resistant carriage in 1938.  Fear of the bomb or a gas attack was so prevalent during these times in Europe that many people spared no cost!

3)  The Cane Flask!  During Prohibition, people came up with all kinds of tricks and products to get around the regulations and ever-watchful eye of those who enforced them.  Here we see a young woman displaying the perfect moment to pour a little out from her handy cane flask!